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Articles from the August 26, 2021 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    August 26, 2021

Supply shortages, inflation hit Haines

Milk shelves at all three local grocery stores were empty this week due to a coronavirus outbreak and “a comedy of errors” at a major...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 26, 2021

Students return to school with a greater sense of normalcy

Although pandemic mitigations are still in place, Haines School's first day back Tuesday was more...

 
 By Max Graham    COVID-19    August 26, 2021

As virus spreads, Haines stays on high alert

With 20 active COVID-19 cases in the Haines Borough, including four new cases on Tuesday and six over the weekend, officials are warning residents to... Full story

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 26, 2021

Data scarcity muddles heliski policy

As Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee members decide whether to change code to allow a fourth heliski operator in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 26, 2021

Roadside tower: Is it art, mailbox or lamppost?

By Tom Morphet "Pythagoras came to me in a dream" is how Jeff Bochart explains the nearly...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 26, 2021

Canadians rebuffed by U.S. border another month

Canada opened its border to fully vaccinated Americans more than two weeks ago, but last week the U.S. extended its ban on Canadian travelers at the b...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 26, 2021

Covid causes Constellation cancelation

The American Constellation canceled three of its dockings this month because of a COVID-19 virus outbreak. The 175-passenger cruise ship canceled its...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 26, 2021

Assembly scraps seasonal sales tax

The assembly voted unanimously to scrap a proposed seasonal sales tax ordinance. The sales tax issue will go back to the finance committee for further...

 

Assembly candidate profiles

The CVN reached out to this year's candidates for assembly to learn more about their background,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 26, 2021

Columbia might come back for summer 2022 ferry service

The Alaska Marine Highway System has put out its summer 2022 draft schedule for public comment, with two potentially big changes from this year: the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 26, 2021

State trying to solve ferry crew shortage

The Alaska Marine Highway System is not alone in trying to manage with a crew shortage, nor is it a new problem. But the fear of COVID-19 is making...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 26, 2021

New chiropractor sets up shop

Arctic Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy opened this month, filling the gap left by this summer’s closure of Chris Thorgesen’s...

 

Arts Outlook

An abbreviated First Friday Art Walk is set for downtown Haines and Fort Seward Sept. 3. Some locations have chosen to remain closed due to the...

 

Clarification

In last week’s article “Southeast Conference plans for inperson event,” Southeast Conference executive director Robert Venables was quoted as...

 

Don't be symbol-minded

Last week I quoted several parents who spoke to the school board in opposition to mask requirements for their children. A reader criticized me for...

 

Musician, woodworker Herndon dies at age 21

A funeral service was held June 12 in Sandpoint, Idaho for Benjamin Michael Herndon. Herndon died...

 

Fjordlines saved the day and much more

Last week Seaplanes was unable to fly for almost 3 days due to a low ceiling of fog.  I was expecting to catch a connecting flight from Juneau to go...

 

Thanks for Port Chilkoot engagement

The Port Chilkoot Company Board of Directors wishes to express their collective gratitude for community members’ concerns and the support for the...

 

Being white doesn't make me racist

I was born male and white. I do not deny or feel guilty of either of those facts. Some segments of our society say that makes me a white...

 

Still hoping someone will do something

I’m sorry my previous letter to the editor about the Fort Seward buildings was so harsh. I apologize to Port Chilkoot Company members and their...

 

Duly Noted

A ridge atop Flower Mountain set a dramatic backdrop for Saturday’s wedding of Teslin Podsiki and Josh Whitby. Teslin’s mom Teri Bastable-Podsiki...

 

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